Igreja de São Jorge

Igreja de São Jorge
Place: Açores
Photo: Turismo dos Açores
Igreja de São Jorge


Church of São Jorge – Matriz de Velas
The Church of São Jorge, was the first church to be built on the island, commissioned in the will of Infante D. Henrique (1394-1460).

The church’s three naves contain a 16th century altarpiece offered by King D. Sebastião and a lateral altar with a vaulted roof with small box panels, featuring a statue of the holy Sacrament in the centre, carved in basalt masonry work.

Largo Cons. Dr. José Pereira 9800 Velas
+351 295 432 119

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